‘Discovery in the Desert’
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is set in the far northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, showcasing 180-hectares of dramatic landscapes, endless horizons and jagged mountains. The dunes of the Namib contain specially adapted creatures, the plains and dry watercourses are home to gemsbok, kudu, giraffe and zebra which can all be discovered through scenic drives. Exciting and immersive quad bike trails offer a unique way to experience the desert and end with a scenic sundowner. You can also depart on an excursion to the spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei, among the highest in the world. End your day perfectly with a visit to the lodge’s observatory and gaze in awe at the clear desert sky. At the lodge you can bask in panoramas from the serene swimming pool and wrap-around veranda, or from your suite’s spit-level bedroom and living area. Delicious meals are joined by fine wines from the lodge’s walk-in cellar and can also be enjoyed in secluded nearby spots.
In Our Opinion‘Luxury accommodation set in seclusion amidst the unspoilt desert, offering a sense of peace and timelessness.’
Suites are furnished to compliment the hues of the desert and include a split-level bedroom and living room with fireplace, en-suite glass-enclosed bathroom and outdoor shower. Breath-taking views of the desert can be admired from the private veranda or the large windows in the split-level bedroom.
Guests staying here can take part in scenic drives, desert activities, quad biking and star gazing.
Depart on a scenic drive in an open 4x4 vehicle to the NamibRand Nature Reserve or instead choose to explore the boulders of Bushaman’s Koppies. Pause to admire the endless hues of a desert sunset and then return to the lodge.
Desert activities include guided nature walks and marked hiking trails, stargazing from the lodge’s observatory, hot-air ballooning over the desert and vehicle excursions to Sossusvlei and the Sesrien Canyon. Additional fees will apply.
Depart on an exciting quad bike trail led by an experienced guide. Bask in the seclusion of the desert as the trail winds over the dunes, then when the day comes to a close stop to enjoy a chilled sundowner.
Visit the lodge’s observatory and gaze in awe at the wonders of the clear desert sky, whilst the resident astronomer points out the most complex constellations.
Animals you may see:
• Hartmann’s mountain zebra
• Spotted hyena
• Black-backed jackal
• African wildcat
Birds you may see:
• Bat-eared and Cape fox
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge operates on an all-inclusive basis; for full details see below.
• Three meals daily
• Soft drinks
• House wines
• Local brand spirits and beers
• Teas and coffees
• Refreshments on game drives
• Safari activities
• Guided nature walks
• Quad bike excursions in the NamibRand reserve (subject to availability)
• 1 excursion to Sossusvlei
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
• Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located on the edge of the Namib Sand Sea, the biggest dune field south of the Sahara.
• Sossusvlei – 74km/ 1 hour drive away
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. Children aged 6 to 11 years can participate in most lodge activities at the lodge manager’s discretion, although quad bike excursions are limited to those over the age of 16.
• Limited number of triple rooms available
• Child-minding available at an additional cost